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China’s ‘Tiangong’ Space Station Nears Completion – Nature

Tiangong will be the world’s second laboratory in orbit, and is set to host more than 1,000 scientific experiments over the next ten years, Nature said


Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo wave to the media before the Shenzhou-12 mission to build China's space station, at a launch site in Gansu province on June 16, 2021. Reuters /CG Rawlins.

 

China’s Tiangong space station is close to completion with its third and last module to be launched into orbit on Monday, Nature reported.

Tiangong will be the world’s second laboratory in orbit, said the report, and is set to host more than 1,000 scientific experiments over the next ten years. The station will be China’s first access to a space lab, it added, as its astronauts have not been permitted to use NASA’s existing International Space Station (ISS).

 

Read the full report: Nature

 

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Alfie Habershon

Alfie is a Reporter at Asia Financial. He previously lived in Mumbai reporting on India's economy and healthcare for data journalism initiative IndiaSpend, as well as having worked for London based Tortoise Media.

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